19. Cover Crops and Related Methods for Enhancing Agricultural Biodiversity and Conservation Biocontrol: Successful Case Studies

  1. Geoff M. Gurr4,
  2. Steve D. Wratten5,
  3. William E. Snyder6 and
  4. Donna M. Y. Read7
  1. P. G. Tillman1,
  2. H. A. Smith2 and
  3. J. M. Holland3

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch19

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

How to Cite

Tillman, P. G., Smith, H. A. and Holland, J. M. (2012) Cover Crops and Related Methods for Enhancing Agricultural Biodiversity and Conservation Biocontrol: Successful Case Studies, in Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management (eds G. M. Gurr, S. D. Wratten, W. E. Snyder and D. M. Y. Read), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 4

    EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (Charles Sturt University and NSW Department of Primary Industries), PO Box 883 Orange, NSW 2800, Australia

  2. 5

    Bio-Protection Research Centre, PO Box 84, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand

  3. 6

    Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99163, USA

  4. 7

    Charles Sturt University, PO Box 883 Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    USDA, ARS, Crop Protection & Management Research Laboratory, PO Box 748, Tifton, Georgia, 31793, USA

  2. 2

    University of Florida, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 14625 CR 672, Wimauma, Florida, 33598, USA

  3. 3

    Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Burgate Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6, 1EF, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656860

Online ISBN: 9781118231838

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Keywords:

  • cover crops, and conservation biocontrol;
  • insectary plantings;
  • syrphid ‘team’;
  • cover crops and related methods;
  • beetle banks;
  • lettuce aphid, conservation biological control;
  • evaluating effectiveness;
  • beetle bank economic benefits;
  • biodiversity-based habitat manipulation, in agroecosystems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cover Crops and Conservation Tillage in Cotton in Georgia, USA

  • Conservation Biological Control by Syrphid Larvae of Nasonovia Ribisnigri and Other Aphids in Organically Grown Lettuce on the Central Coast of California

  • Beetle Banks

  • Conclusions

  • References